So, it turns out that the Dust Babies are famous and will be seen around the world. Sort of. The movie that was filmed at Mbaruku IDP Camp during my time there in 2009 is actually a big deal. It's a Danish film called In A Better World and it tells the story of a [...]
17 January, 2011 Dear Heather, Nikki, Lauren, Lyndsay, Clare and Tami – The weather is beautiful, I wish you were here. You have no idea how true that is, especially after a day like today. Since arriving in Kenya, I’ve been in Nairobi – I’ve laughed with Irene, visited with Bridget and George, got sassy [...]
Mbili bob. Mbili goat. Mbili goodbyes. Thank you, Lauren and Lyndsay, for giving so much of yourselves to the children of Kenya. It is much quieter here without you. xoxo Lauren and a Dust Baby Lyndsay shares a moment with Muffin
Heather and Tami were officially in Kenya for about 7 hours at the same time. Sadly, only about 2 of those hours were spent in the same house and the rest were stolen by JKA - the international airport. It was a bitter sweet day for me, saying goodbye to one friend who had given [...]
To celebrate Heather's time at Jamii we decided to break out the face paint for her last day! This last little guy is named Ochieng and I first bonded with him on Friday. The kids at Jamii get out early on Friday and within minutes the school was empty except for Ochieng. Apparently his sister [...]
I know I haven't posted a bunch on Baruku lately, so I wanted to give a quick update on the chicken farm project for all of you generous people who have decided to become a part of it. The chicks were supposed to be transported to Baruku tomorrow, but the hatchery didn't have enough so [...]
Those two words were uttered countless times in the two weeks that Nikki was with us in Kenya, but now that she's actually left, they are truly felt. It was so much fun to have Nikki join our Yes We Kenya group in the final hour and there is one little girl who will never, [...]
It started with a pre-unit (Kindergarten) lesson in Kiswahili... ...then came the books... ...then the balloons... ...then the kids... ...and finally, the chaos!